Just around the corner from the Elephant & Castle, Arments has been operating as a family business since 1914 – although it moved from its original site on Walworth Road to its current premises during the 1970s. On a good day, its pies are remarkable with flaky pastry lids and a minced beef filling with plenty of gravy and no trace of gristle. At other times, however, the meat can be pallid, chewy and generally unappetising, making the smooth mash, generally brilliant liquor and signature chilli vinegar pale into insignificance. They also do a big (minced) steak and kidney version, a meat-free alternative using Quorn and veg, and various seasonal fruit pies filled with anything from apples to strawberries. Arments are known for their stewed and jellied eels too.